Yesterday I shared some watercolour mixes for skin colours on Instagram, and asked people to share their favourite mixes as well. I would love to do the same here so that this article becomes an easily accessible resource for others.
Even though I am experimenting with this rather random combination right at the moment (using up spare paint), my usual watercolour mix is Daniel Smith Monte Amiata Nautral Sienna and Winsor Newton Potter’s Pink. I also use DS Cerulean Blue Chromium for shadows.
I mainly sketch Asian and Caucasian skin colours as that’s what normally seen at my local cafes so don’t have much experience mixing other shades.
So please share your favourite mixes/colours for all different skin hues. It doesn’t have to be watercolour. I would love to hear about pencils and markers and another other media! Can’t wait to read the comments and hope it will be really helpful for everyone.
As for my sketches on Day 2. This is what I wrote at the time:
I lowered my expectations and just went for hitting the target. Most of my sketches include watercolour but I also added some burnt sienna ink drawings to speed it up. I was also thinking about capturing gesture and find it easier in ink at the moment. I like the variety of the coloured ink drawings on my page and it felt good to get the people sketching out of the way and get onto some work.
I think it’s really important when you are doing any challenge like this to be flexible and not put too much pressure on yourself. Some days it will feel good and inspiring while others the challenge can feel hard and a bit of a burden. It’s not feeling like that for me – I want to sketch so it’s not a burden – but it’s just that I feel the time pressure today.
Hope you all have a good day 2. Are you trying to hit the 100 number or just simply sketch more people than normal?
Looking forward to hearing how you are going, and what your favourite skin mix is! Thanks in advance!